Thief II: The Metal Age Trivia (Windows)
1001 Video GamesThief II: The Metal Age appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Covermount releaseComputer Gaming World shipped the complete game on their January 2004 DVD.
EngineThief II was developed with an enhanced version of the Dark Engine.
MenusOn many of the menus used in Thief II, you can see moving gears and machinery through the glass which may look familiar. In fact the menus are identical to those of the original Thief: The Dark Project, only a faceplate ("fancy covering") has been added over the graphics of the machinery. As a result the sound of the machinery is also muted.
ModsIn May 2005, five years after the original release, fans of the game presented their unofficial expansion: T2X: Shadows of the Metal Age, with 13 new levels, 10 new weapons, new characters and over 3.000 spoken lines. You play as a female thief, Zaya. The expansion can be downloaded here.
MultiplayerThief II had unused and underdeveloped code for a multiplayer mode. Fans have restored the mode with some additional coding and released a multiplayer beta patch.
ReferencesBrahm Gervaisius' ill-fated librarian in missions 13 & 14 is named Giles. It's probably not a coincidence that in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy's watcher Giles was the school librarian.
Thief II: GoldThief II was to have a Gold edition with additional missions like Thief Gold, but the closure of Looking Glass Studios halted all development on the project.
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